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Sorrell enters post-Brexit era with double US takeover swoop

Sorrell enters post-Brexit era with double US takeover swoop

Business
The marketing services tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell will this week swoop to make two US additions worth more than $ 200m (£146m) to his digital advertising empire.Sky News understands that S4 Capital - founded by Sir Martin in the wake of his departure from WPP Group - will announce on Monday that it is buying Decoded Advertising, a creative agency, and Metric Theory, a data-driven digital agency. The purchases will be the latest in a blizzard unveiled by S4 since its launch less than three years ago, and will take the group's total workforce to more than 3,500 people.Insiders said that Decoded and Metric Theory would become part of S4's MediaMonks and MightyHive divisions respectively.Decoded, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, serves clients including T-Mobile, Visa and SC Johns...
British-Soviet double agent George Blake dies aged 98 in Moscow

British-Soviet double agent George Blake dies aged 98 in Moscow

World
Cold War British-Soviet double agent George Blake has died aged 98 in Moscow, according to Russian state news agency RIA.Russia's SVR foreign intelligence agency reportedly confirmed the news, with a spokesman quoted as saying: "We received some bitter news - the legendary George Blake passed away." Image: Blake was awarded a medal by President Putin in 2007 and never expressed any regrets Blake was the last in a line of spies whose work for the Soviet Union humiliated Britain's intelligence establishment when it was uncovered at the height of the Cold War.Britain says he exposed the identities of hundreds of Western agents across eastern Europe in the 1950s - some of whom were executed as a result. ...
Anthony Fauci: ‘We have got to double down’ to fight Covid

Anthony Fauci: ‘We have got to double down’ to fight Covid

World
Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, says the country needs to "double down" on public health measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing.Speaking to Chatham House on Thursday, he warned that the cold weather makes for a "challenging and ominous situation".His comments come as the US is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases, with more than 100,000 new cases per day for the past week.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - World
Radiation levels on moon more than double those on space station

Radiation levels on moon more than double those on space station

Science
Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Radiation levels on the surface of the moon are 2.6 times greater than those measured on the International Space Station, according to a new study. NASA intends to put the first woman on the moon by 2024 -- and the first man since 1972. Earlier this week, the space agency released new details about its Artemis program, including its decision to target a landing spot on the lunar South Pole near Shackleton Crater. Advertisement Regardless of where NASA's lunar landers touch down, Artemis astronauts will need to protect themselves from increased radiation levels. Using the Lunar Lander Neutron and Dosimetry, or LND, scientists were able to, for the first time, measure radiation levels on the lunar surface. Scientists shared the first-of-their-kind measurements in a new pa...
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: Sadio Mane nets double against 10-man Blues

Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool: Sadio Mane nets double against 10-man Blues

Sports
Liverpool delivered a powerful statement of intent about their desire to retain the Premier League title with a comfortable dismissal of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on another nightmare day for keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Jurgen Klopp's champions were already in complete control even before Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was correctly shown a red card on the stroke of half-time.Referee Paul Tierney initially opted for a yellow card but reviewed Christensen's desperate challenge on Sadio Mane as he raced on to Jordan Henderson's pass.Mane then punished Chelsea with two swift goals after the break to confirm Liverpool's vast superiority, the second of which was the result of another calamity for Kepa.Mane headed in Roberto Firmino's cross after 50 minutes then chased down Kepa, whose botch...